Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the 2021 Golden Globe Awards

The 78th annual Golden Globes Awards kicked off Sunday night with a partially virtual, but still glitzy ceremony hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. As several celebrities walked the red carpet in Los Angeles and in New York, some beamed in virtually from around the world.

Undoubtedly, the Globes looked a little different this year. However, in a normal year, many celebrities would say this annual affair is one of Hollywood’s most fun award show. Jane Fonda, who received the 2021 Cecille B. DeMille (Lifetime Achievement Award) had a few words to say about the Globes in an interview with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, “I have been to so many awards shows that I can’t even remember most of them. There is no question that the Golden Globes are the best award shows; the most fun to be at. They’re kind of informal, you can drink, you can get up and talk to each other. And so, it’s fun to watch, even if you’re watching it on television. Who’s talking to who, and who seems to be drinking too much, and all that kind of thing”. 

This year, the big winner was Nomadland, which won two trophies: one for best drama film and the other for best director. Nomadland’s director Chloe Zhao made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win a Golden Globe for best director. 

Sacha Cohen Baron with wife, Isla Fisher
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The other big winner was Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which took home two awards: one for best motion picture comedy and the other for best actor in a motion picture comedy, which went to Sacha Cohen Baron for his role as Borat.

Chadwick Boseman's wife, Taylor Simone Ledward accepts his posthumous Golden Globe win as best actor
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There were many other highlights during the evening. One of them was when Renee Zellweger announced the late Chadwick Boseman as the winner for the best actor in a dramafor Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. His wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, graciously accepted the award on his behalf with a touching acceptance speech. 

Andra Day
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First time winner, Andra Day, won the best actress in a drama for her role in The United States vs. Billie Holiday. She was truly overwhelmed by her win and stated in her virtual acceptance speech that she was “in the presence of giants”, as she referred to her stiffcompetition: Viola Davis, Vanessa Kirby, Frances McDormand and Carey Mulligan.

Emma Corrin

Netflix turned out to be the biggest winner of the night, winning a total of ten awards with six in the television category. The streaming giant’s historical drama, The Crown, took home four awards including Best Television Series-Drama.

One of the awards went to Emma Corrin for her role as Princess Diana. When Corrin was announced as the winner for best actress in a television drama series, she couldn’t contain her excitement nor could her co-star Olivia Coleman, who was nominated in the same category. Even though Coleman lost the trophy to Corrin, she was so excited for Corrin that she got up and danced.

Josh O’Connor

The Crown’s Josh O’Connor also won for bestactor in a television drama series for his role as Prince Charles. He also had some stiff competition, which included Al Pacino, Jason Bateman, Bob Odenkirk and Matthew Rhys.

Gillian Anderson
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It would be a shame not to mention Gillian Anderson. Her brilliant performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown won her an award for the best supporting actress in a television role.

Dan Levy - Schitt’s Creek star and producer

Schitt’s Creek, the hilarious 6 season show won for best television comedy series. Additionally, Schitt’s Creek’s star, Catherine O’Hara won for best actress in a television comedy series. 

Rosamund Pike

British actress, Rosamund Pike took home her first Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture comedy for her role in Netflix’s, I Care A lot.

Photo by: NBCUniversal Anya Taylor-Joy

Netflix’s, The Queen’s Gambit, the show everyone was talking about last year, won for best television mini-series. Leading star, Anya Taylor-Joy also won an award for her role as Beth Harmon.

Daniel Kaluuya accepting his Golden Globe for best actor in a supporting role in a motion picture
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Daniel Kaluuya won for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his incredible performance in Judas and the Black Messiah, a period drama about the Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the hands of the FBI.

The other two big winners were Steven Yeun’s Minari, which won for best foreign film and Disney’s Soul, won for best animated film and best original score.  

Norman Lear – 2021 Carol Burnett Award Recipient

There were many other trophies awarded, including the Carol Burnett Award (for outstanding contribution in television), which was given to 98-year-old TV pioneer, Norman Lear, who still happens to be making movies.